Bookbanning in America: Who Bans Books?--and Why?

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P.S. Eriksson, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 349 pages
Censorship has bedevilled free expression in the United States from the time of the Pilgrims. This book reveals how and why it happens, in spite of the First Amendment. Through dramatisation, anecdotes, interviews and actual trial transcripts, it shows how censorship affects politics, religion, social status, education and publishing. Before taking up writing full time more than twenty years ago, William Noble was a practicing attorney. He graduated from Lehigh University, received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, was a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania bars and corporate counsel to Armstrong World Industries. He teaches writing and is the author of a number of books, including several for writers.

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Contents

How It Happens
3
PROFILES AND PORTRAITS
45
Colonial Beginnings
46
Copyright

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William Noble is the author of 15 books, including Three Rules for Writing a Novel, The Twenty-Eight Biggest Writing Blunders, and Bookbanning in America. His articles have appeared in such magazines as Writer's Digest and Self. He lives in Island Heights, New Jersey.

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